Current Energy NEWS
Meeting the Energy Challenge! There are More Ways Now
Have you used energy today? You bet you have — maybe more than you realize. One type of energy is electricity, which gives power to anything you have plugged into a wall, like your microwave or your laptop. With the help of coal and other fuel, we can meet the global energy challenge! Learn More
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Energy in Action
Have you ever wondered where your electricity comes from? There's a lot more that goes into turning on the lights than just flipping a switch. Watch how coal travels from a coal mine, through a power plant, and into your school with this interactive diagram.
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LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
Meet Jamie Torske, an Engineering Supervisor who
works at the Black Thunder
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